A bill collector knocked on the door of a country =
debtor down in the delta.
Fred home"? he asked the woman who answered the =
"Sorry," the woman replied. "Fred’s =
gone for cotton."
The next =
week, the collector tried again.
Fred here today"?
sir," she said. "I’m afraid Fred has gone for more =
When he returned the third week, he humphed =
sarcastically, "I suppose Fred is out looking for cotton =
"No," the woman answered solemnly. =
"Fred died yesterday."
that he was being avoided, the collector decided to wait a week and =
investigate the cemetery himself. But sure enough, there was poor Fred’s =
tombstone, with this inscription:
but not for cotton."
Dr Bob Griffin =
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"Jesus Knows Me, This I =